Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

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Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

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Hedgerows are a great place to find most of these plants, but do look around in woods and fields as many grow there too. My book is considered an invaluable addition to any forager, herbalist, gardener, horticulturist or naturalist’s library. I have enjoyed Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland, even as a reader who lives in the Southern Appalachians. As the opportunity to use what nature has provided, and to encourage more plants in our own back gradens that can be used for a range of purposes – rather than purely to look nice – foraging has become cool! In only a few weeks this exceptional book has helped increase my knowledge of and awareness of, the wild larder that is always within our grasp.

I regard thiese as an essential part of the available information for any plant identification compilation.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. He wrote the book to help us rediscover our forgotten plant heritage and how to use wild plants as food and medicine. And provides plant lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants. I mean we all know what a dandelion looks like but people might make the fatal mistake of eating a giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) instead of common hogweed (Heraceleum sphondylium) people need to know what they look like!

I feel if I can get to grips with the 48 common plants discussed in this book, I'll be a step closer to being able to knowing the environment around me on my walks. This is a book about plants (some very familiar, some quite rare), which you can eat, but without any illustrations it loses all its value.

Hi, I'm Robin Harford, bestselling author of Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland. Our Hedgerow Guide aims to help you forage for British plants that are relatively common in the wild, easy to find and good to eat – and to avoid those that are inedible or poisonous. This guide is here to help keep you safe, however, please ensure that you use multiple sources for identifying plants. Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland | Covering 48 wild edible and medicinal plants, I have written this book to help you rediscover our forgotten plant heritage. Never rely on one source for plant identification, and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure it is edible.

Please allow up to 10 working days for 2nd class mail to arrive, instead of the usual 3-5 days that we all used to be accustomed to. Instead, you can download the accompanying PDF photo identification guide that includes multiple full-colour photographs of each plant to help make identification easy. I would have loved pictures, I know Robin gives you a link for a free downloadable guide but I want to read a book, not read a book and reference elsewhere for info. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). I’ve read many foraging books that have provided comprehensive pictures so that seems a bit of a cop out to me, not even illustrations so at least we could get the gist of what it kind of looks like and then if we do want to attempt finding it in the wild we could reference his guide?I was disappointed as it had no illustrations and you would have to rely on written descriptions to identify plants. common namescientific namefamilyan easy to understand botanical descriptionmultiple full colour photos of each plantwhen the plant flowerswhere it is founda historical summarywhich parts of the plant to usehow the plant is used as foodits nutritional profileits traditional folk medicine usesand finally, safety notesFor over fifteen years I have experimented and explored the world of wild plants. This did, however, help me to identify wild garlic in the early summer, which I foraged till I had no more room in my freezer! Very clear descriptions and uses of plants and in combination with the downloadable photo guide the book makes a real treat to read.

A flavour profile of each plant lets us know what taste we should expect and a nutritional profile informs us of the nutrients each plant provides. The nail file was perfectly described, however only gave 4 stars as the listing says 'in aluminium case' and mine is in an 'eco storage case' (i. However, the fact there were no images or illustrations really ruined it for me - it was hard to immerse myself in the book when I had to google every plant to see what it looked like. Each plant description tells us which parts of the plant can be used for food as well as how to use those parts.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

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